Service alteration details

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Amended weekday TransPennine Express service until further notice

Incident created
14/12/2021 11:45
Last updated
12/01/2022 16:34
Route affected

TransPennine Express routes

TOC(s) affected
TransPennine Express;

Like many businesses across the UK, TransPennine Express continues to feel the impact of Covid-19. The increasing effect of the Omicron variant, coupled with seasonal sickness, has resulted in a shortage of available train crew. In response, on Monday 10 January, TransPennine Express introduced an amended timetable designed to provide a stable and reliable service for customers.

Although the new timetable will provide improved reliability and stability, TransPennine Express may still face ‘on-the-day’ challenges to its services as a result of short-notice sickness and some industrial relations issues. As such, it may be necessary to make a relatively small number of further short-notice cancellations or service amendments on a day-to-day basis.

A summary of the amended weekday timetable that will operate can be found on the TransPennine Express website. These timetables will be in place until further notice and will be reviewed on a weekly basis.

There are no planned alterations to the timetable on weekends. However, journeys may be affected by engineering work.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Alternative travel advice:

If the train you had planned to travel on does not operate, your ticket will be valid on the next available TransPennine Express service. For journeys up to and including Monday 31 January, ticket acceptance arrangements are in place in the event of TransPennine Express service cancellations. Please travel as close to your original booked time as possible when using other operator's services:

Avanti West Coast between Wigan / Preston and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh - There may be some services and dates where acceptance is not granted due to passenger capacity 

CrossCountry  between Manchester and Edinburgh (via Leeds)

East Midlands Railway between Liverpool and Sheffield 

London North Eastern Railway between York and Edinburgh - This excludes services to / from Aberdeen and Inverness. There may be some services and dates where acceptance is not granted due to passenger capacity 

Northern on any reasonable route 

Transport for Wales between Manchester Piccadilly and Stockport / Newton-le-Willows / Manchester Airport 

Rail replacement buses will be in place, where possible, for those customers who will not have a regular journey option via train.

Check before you travel:
If you are travelling on weekdays up to and including Friday 11 February, you can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. Journey Planner.

If you are travelling on weekdays from Monday 14 February onwards, please check back closer towards your intended time of travel.

Bus location information:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility information, please use this page.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages.

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You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey today. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim.

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